Douglas SBD Dauntless / A-24 Banshee

Dive Bomber

Douglas SBD-6 Dauntless United States Navy 54605 109 6119 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Douglas SBD Dauntless is a single-engine two-seat carrier-based dive bomber aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Douglas Aircraft Company. The Douglas A-24 Banshee is a land-based variant in service with the United States Army Air Force (USAAF).
The DBD Dauntless is a development of the Northrop BT-1.
Crew2
Propulsion1 Radial Engine
Engine ModelWright R-1820-66 Cyclone
Engine Power1007 kW1350 hp
Speed409 km/h221 kts
  254 mph
Service Ceiling7.681 m25.200 ft
Range1.245 km672 NM
773 mi.
Empty Weight2.964 kg6.535 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight4.318 kg9.520 lbs
Wing Span12,65 m41 ft 6 in
Wing Area30,2 m325 ft
Length10,06 m33 ft 0 in
Height3,94 m12 ft 11 in
First Flight01.05.1940
Production Statusout of production
Total Production5936
ICAO CodeSBD
Data for (Version)Douglas SBD-6 Dauntless
VariantsSBD-1, SBD-1P, SBD-2, SBD-2P, SBD-3, SBD-4, SBD-4P, SBD-5, SBD-6, A-24 Banshee (SBD-3A), A-24A Banshee (SBD-4A), A-24B Banshee (SBD-5A)

[Photo-ID: 5316] Karsten Palt 2012-01-11
Douglas A-24B Banshee, United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), 42-54582, c/n 17421, Karsten Palt, 2012Douglas
A-24B Banshee
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Reg.: 42-54582
c/n: 17421
 
displayed as 41-15786
National Museum of the United States Air Force [Dayton, Ohio / USA (Wright-Patterson AFB)]
[Photo-ID: 10979] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Douglas A-24B Banshee, United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), 42-54654, c/n , Karsten Palt, 2015Douglas
A-24B Banshee
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Reg.: 42-54654
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 6181] Karsten Palt 2012-06-14
Douglas SBD-4 Dauntless, United States Navy, 6900, c/n 1775, Karsten Palt, 2012Douglas
SBD-4 Dauntless
United States Navy
Reg.: 6900
c/n: 1775
 
recovered from Lake Michigan
San Diego Air and Space Museum [San Diego, CA]
[Photo-ID: 6333] Karsten Palt 2012-06-12
Douglas SBD-4S Dauntless, , N4864J, c/n 2478, Karsten Palt, 2012Douglas
SBD-4S Dauntless
Reg.: N4864J
c/n: 2478
 
ex US Navy 10518
Yanks Air Museum [Chino, CA]
[Photo-ID: 6334] Karsten Palt 2012-06-12
Douglas SBD-4S Dauntless, , N4864J, c/n 2478, Karsten Palt, 2012Douglas
SBD-4S Dauntless
Reg.: N4864J
c/n: 2478
 
ex US Navy 10518
Yanks Air Museum [Chino, CA]
[Photo-ID: 6130] Karsten Palt 2012-06-12
Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless, , NX670AM, c/n 3883, Karsten Palt, 2012Douglas
SBD-5 Dauntless
Reg.: NX670AM
c/n: 3883
 
ex RNZAF NZ5062, ex USMC 28536, flyable
Planes of Fame Aircraft Museum [Chino, CA]
[Photo-ID: 10144] Karsten Palt 2014-05-28
Douglas SBD-6 Dauntless, United States Navy, 54605, c/n 6119, Karsten Palt, 2014Douglas
SBD-6 Dauntless
United States Navy
Reg.: 54605
c/n: 6119
 
National Air and Space Museum [Washington, DC]
[Photo-ID: 6224] Karsten Palt 2012-06-13
Douglas SBD-6 Dauntless, United States Navy, 54654, c/n 6168, Karsten Palt, 2012Douglas
SBD-6 Dauntless
United States Navy
Reg.: 54654
c/n: 6168
 
USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum [San Diego, CA]
[Photo-ID: 6225] Karsten Palt 2012-06-13
Douglas SBD-6 Dauntless, United States Navy, 54654, c/n 6168, Karsten Palt, 2012Douglas
SBD-6 Dauntless
United States Navy
Reg.: 54654
c/n: 6168
 
USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum [San Diego, CA]